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Edward Whymper

Edward Whymper FRSE was an English mountaineer, explorer, illustrator, and author best known for the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. Four members of his climbing party were killed during the descent. Whymper also made important first ascents on the Mont Blanc massif and in the Pennine Alps, Chimborazo in South America, and the Canadian Rockies. His exploration of Greenland contributed an important advance to Arctic exploration. Whymper wrote several books... Read More

Born27 April 1840
London, England
Died16 September 1911 (aged 71)
Chamonix, France
OccupationMountaineer, illustrator, author
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